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Pacific Explorer

Capacity
1,998
Crew
924
Tonnage
77 441
Length
856 ft (261 m)
First voyage
1997
Decks
15

Pacific Explorer (previously known as Dawn Princess) is a cruise ship since June 2017 operated by P&O Cruises Australia, a cruise line brand owned by the Carnival Corporation & plc. It is a Sun class cruise ship built by Fincantieri, Italy, in 1997, and features eight restaurants, four swimming pools, five Jacuzzis, seven lounges and bars, and two children centres. Some restaurants offer “anytime dining” where passengers can dine with whom they want, when they want.

She is the sister ship to Sun Princess, P&O's... Read more

Pacific Explorer

Capacity: 
1,998
Crew: 
924
Tonnage: 
77 441
Length: 
856 ft (261 m)
Beam: 
185 ft (56 m)
First voyage: 
1997
Decks: 
15

Pacific Explorer (previously known as Dawn Princess) is a cruise ship since June 2017 operated by P&O Cruises Australia, a cruise line brand owned by the Carnival Corporation & plc. It is a Sun class cruise ship built by Fincantieri, Italy, in 1997, and features eight restaurants, four swimming pools, five Jacuzzis, seven lounges and bars, and two children centres. Some restaurants offer “anytime dining” where passengers can dine with whom they want, when they want.

She is the sister ship to Sun Princess, P&O's Oceana (former Ocean Princess) and Sea Princess. Pacific Explorer & Sun Princess differ from Oceana & Sea Princess by having exterior Bridge wings. Oceana & Sea Princess have internal Bridge Wings

 

Refurbishment

In June 2009, Dawn Princess was dry-docked in the Port of Brisbane, Australia, for refurbishment. During the refit, a Movies Under the Stars screen was added to the main pool area, making Dawn Princess the tenth ship in the Princess fleet to offer this feature. Another addition was the Sanctuary, an adults-only private sunbathing area at the front of the ship, as well as a refurbishment of the photo gallery and maintenance of other public rooms.

In June 2017 "Pacific Explorer" was dry-docked in Sembawang Singapore, for refurbishment and re-branding from "Dawn Princess". Public spaces were significantly refurbished or added along with two waterslides, a splash park, "The Edge" adventure activities and barefoot bowls. New restaurants and bars were added including "Luke's" burgers, 400 Gradi gourmet pizzas, The Pantry, and The Bonded Store with Archie Rose Distillery.

 

P&O Cruises Australia

On October 7, 2015, Carnival announced that Dawn Princess would be transferred in May 2017 to its Australian subsidiary P&O Cruises Australia as the Pacific Explorer. The Dawn Princess entered drydock on 26 May 2017 in Singapore (Sembawang) for conversion to Pacific Explorer to be released for cruises on 22 June. After drydock ship got two 80 meters long water-slides (the longest ones on the ships based in Australia), as well as the cruise line’s 1st water park at sea, Lobster & Burger bar, the Waterfront restaurant, Angelo’s, The Pantry, Luke’s, The Bonded Store, P&O Edge Adventure Park, the Big Screen.

It was re-registered to the United Kingdom and arrived in Sydney, New South Wales on 19 June for a 3-day stay before conducting its maiden voyage to the Pacific Islands. She was christened by Dora The Explorer on 2 July 2017 at Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal after arriving from its maiden voyage.

 

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Attractions on Pacific Explorer


Card Room

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Play card games, chat with your friends, relax, and enjoy your cruise!

Bar

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A relaxed bar perfect for everyone. Gather together, grab a cocktail and sip the day away.

Future Cruise Sales

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We'll open you the world of unforgettable future cruises.

Atrium

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It's going to become your dramatic first impression!
Photo by P&O Cruises Australia

Pool

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Get closer to the sun and relax on the poolside lounges by our open-air top deck pool.

Restaurant

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Each of our restaurants serves up a sophisticated selection of both classic dishes and cutting edge cuisine.

Photo Shop

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We are selling the latest in digital cameras and equipment. Get behind the lens and capture your special moments while onboard and beyond.
Photo by P&O Cruises Australia

Day Spa

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Leave the worries of life behind and surrender to the most refreshing gift of all; self-renewal. Our Spa's have a whole menu of spa experiences for you to enjoy while onboard. Our Spa's qualifie...
Photo by P&O Cruises Australia

Beauty Salon

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Get yourself a fresh new ‘do at our full service hair salon. Let our qualified hairdressers work their magic on your mop.

Ice Cream

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Why stop at one scoop? Try all your favourite flavours onboard at our ice cream venue.